Quote from: JZSmith10 on June 25, 2022, 13:50:40The [...] bezels [...] are 6 years old
Design age does not make bezels good or bad. One aspect of bezels is whether they are equal on all sides or have different widths; the latter look a bit awkward as in this device.
Another aspect is the widths themselves. Too wide bezels, such as 3cm each, waste space. Very narrow bezels, such as 0.1cm each, require very strong material. Narrow bezels hardly waste space but also do not protect the view on the display from bright background light; therefore, minimising bezels is a compromise and matter of preference. E.g., I am happy that my desktop monitor has 1.5cm bezels to separate the display contents from sunlight in the background. On notebooks, I lack experience whether much narrower bezels would be ok for me or sunlight would create too much of a problem. On tablets, too narrow bezels make it harder to hold them without accidentally clicking on the display or covering part of the contents.
Then there is a competition between bezels and the quality of the, if any, camera. A great advantage of sufficient bezels is inclusion of the camera (or other sensors). If bezels are too narrow for that, ugly camera bumps or much uglier notches / drops / holes are introduced. In my opinion, they are the worst design flaws. I know that some people, especially quite a few Apple users, have a different perception and excuse.
Colour of bezels is another aspect but obviously mostly preference.
Uh, and then there are eccentric design elements, such as rounded corners of display panels, which emphasise fashion over function.
Whatever you like or dislike about bezels, you should express more relevant reasons than age of design. Bezels have functions and should not decay like fashion. If design and function were good in the past, it should also be good now and in the future.